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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Rare recent colonist.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Oct-Nov.

Forewing: 16mm.

Foodplant: Holm Oak.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded20082008
Year last recorded20112011
Number of records1632
Number of individuals3366
Unique positions918
Unique locations510
Adult records1428
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2008.


2248b Sombre Brocade 04
© Phyl England
2248b Sombre Brocade 03 Ex female
© David Foot
2248b Sombre Brocade 02
© Vince Giavarini
2248b Sombre Brocade 01
© Phyl England

Species Account

Similar species: 2248 Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita.

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to the Mediterranean region plus the whole of Iberia, and, since 2006, recorded on a number of occasions on Guernsey, the larva feeding on holm oak (Quercus ilex). The only UK mainland record is from Dorset: Durlston, at MV light on 12 October 2008 (P Davey). There is scope for this species to become resident in localities currently occupied by the Oak Rustic2246, if indeed it has not already done so, as they both feed on holm oak and both share the same distribution across Europe. The moth is on the wing during October, a little later than that of Brindled Green2248 and a little earlier than that of Oak Rustic, although all three potentially overlap in the first fortnight of October.

The moth is similar to Brindled Green. Diagnostics include: a brown ground colour giving the appearance of a miniature 'Brocade' species.


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